The Bella Sleeper Goby is an attractive species of Sleeper Goby. Similar in shape and size to a Blue Cheek Sleeper Goby, the Bella Sleeper Goby displays colour variations of Maroon, Red and Orange. Its head is yellow-gold with sapphire-blue stripes below the eyes, while the chin and belly are off-white. Adult Bella Sleeper Gobies will develop black patches under their chins.
These hardy fish are usually found singly or in pairs. Bella Sleeper Gobies are sand sifting fishes and should be housed in an aquarium with a thick sand or fine gravel substrate and adequate rockwork structure so they are able to construct a borrow for protection. Bella Gobies are considered jumpers so be sure your aquarium has a tight-fitting lid or screen cover.
Bella Sleeper Gobies feed from the bottom of the aquarium by sifting through the sand gulping up mouthfuls of substrate. The food that lives within the sand such as small worms and crustaceans is filtered out and consumed. The Goby’s frequent sifting keeps the substrate clean and well oxygenated. Bella Sleeper Gobies should be offered a variety of frozen/thawed foods such as enriched brine shrimp, enriched mysis shrimp, and prepared pellet and dry foods for marine carnivores.